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Joshua 2022-23, Chapter 2

In Joshua chapter 2, Tim and David share perspectives on the important figure of Rahab. Tim focuses on the Rahab who has fears Israel’s arrival but also wants to be free of her life of bondage to sin. David looks at Rahab as the kind of person we should be inviting into our communities.   […]

November 23, 2022 in Joshua 2022-2023, Media, Tanakh by

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Joshua 2022-23, Intro 3 and Ch 1

This week, Tim reviews each mention of Joshua in the Torah before dipping into the first verse of Joshua 1. In the second part of the teaching, David takes a deep dive into “Kiryat Arba.”       Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download resources, right-click the PDF file and save.      Discussion Guide: […]

November 17, 2022 in Joshua 2022-2023, Media, Tanakh by

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Joshua 2022-23, Intro-2

This week, David Deikun brings us a teaching that brings together the yearly calendar, Torah portions Lech Lecha and Vayera, the book of Joshua, and an application to Beth Tikkun’s next phase of life. The center of the teaching is Abraham’s role as the prophet who receives the initial “vision” and the importance of refreshing […]

November 10, 2022 in Joshua 2022-2023, Media, Tanakh by

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Joshua 2022-23, Intro-1

In this week’s teaching, Tim gives a little perspective on the book of Joshua, fitting it into the larger scheme of the Bible, and David Deikun lays a foundation for looking at Joshua through the lens of the “spiritual seasons” of the year and the weekly Torah portions.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, […]

October 28, 2022 in Joshua 2022-2023, Media, Tanakh by

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Vezot Ha’Bracha 2022

After reviewing an insight from a previous teaching on this parshah, we put forward a thought about Moses and then the idea that the ending of the Torah really doesn’t feel like the end of the story. Israel stands on the cusp of the Land, ready to enter…and the Torah cycle returns to B’reisheet, Genesis. […]

October 21, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Sukkot 2022

In this year’s Sukkot teaching, we focus on joy. How is joy connected to this seventh annual appointed time? We explore five connections in the teaching.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Discussion Guide: Sukkot 2022-guide.pdf

October 13, 2022 in Media, The Moedim by

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Ha’azinu 2022

Consisting mostly of the Song of Moses, this week’s portion begins with the instruction to listen (or “give ear”) and contains the beginning of Moses’ farewell speech to the Israelites. He has come to the end of his days, and he leaves his people with a song that expresses in poetic form the relationship between […]

October 6, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Vayelech 2022

In this week’s teaching video, we first recall an insight from Grant in which he compares life to a high-wire act. We then share insights from Vayelech regarding leadership and “passing the torch” to the next generation.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Discussion Guide: Vayelech 2022-guide.pdf Medios Visuales:

September 29, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Nitzavim 2022 Discussion Guide

This life is short. It goes by much more quickly than you might think. One minute you’re in the wilderness–and it feels like it’s taking forever–the next minute you’re about to enter the Land. Are you ready? Have you used your time wisely? Have you turned back to God? In this portion, read just before […]

September 22, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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High Holy Days Schedule

Please join us for our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services!Note that the Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur services will also be livestreamed, but only if we can get the technology sorted out in time. Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, Sept. 25, 7:00pm (livestream)Erev Yom Kippur: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:00pm (livestream)Yom Kippur: Wednesday, Oct. […]

September 16, 2022 in Announcements by

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Ki Tavo 2022

Ki Tavo begins with commands about bringing firstfruits to the central Sanctuary and allocating various tithes. Next is the reminder of what the covenant is: a mutual pledge between the people and God. Next are the features of ancient covenants: the blessing and curses that will follow faithfulness or disobedience. Finally, Moses summons the people […]

September 15, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Ki Teitzei 2022

Containing 74 mitzvot (or 72, depending on who you ask) – the most of any portion in the Torah – Ki Teitzei is packed with commands. They include laws about family dysfunctions, moral and legal obligations towards neighbors and fellow citizens, sexual misdemeanors, moral behavior in relation to financial matters, and other rules of social responsibility. […]

September 9, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Shoftim 2022 Discussion Guide

Here are some overarching thoughts to keep in mind while reading parsha Shoftim: Torah often links the qualities of truth (emet) and lovingkindness (chesed). This reminds us that truth must be tempered with love. Paul’s well-known exhortation is a clear example: “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into […]

September 2, 2022 in Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Re’eh 2022

In Chapter 11 leading up to this week’s Torah portion, Moses speaks to the Israelites whereby he emphasizes the importance of the people to observe the commands to love and obey Adonai. Our Torah portion begins in verse 26, which focuses on the blessing(s) if they obey and the curse(s) if they disobey. This sets […]

August 25, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Eikev 2022 Discussion Guide

Parshah Eikev is filled with warnings and assurances, blessings and curses, all of which is summarized in the second paragraph of the Shema found in 11:13-21. Israel’s fate depends on Israel’s faith. The main topics discussed here are memory, love, education, humility, and gratitude–all within the context of the Land. Here, as in most places, […]

August 18, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Va’etchanan 2022

Va’Etchanan is an exceptionally rich portion. Not only does it contain the words of the Shema (6:4-9) but the reprise of the Ten Commandments (5:6-18). It also continues Moses’ exhortation to Israel, with special emphasis on God’s goodness and on Israel’s uniquely intimate relationship with this good and great God. Topping it off, we find […]

August 12, 2022 in Media, Torah Commentary by

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Devarim 2022

In this week’s Torah portion, Devarim, Moses begins his repetition of the Torah (“mishneh Torah”, or “deutero-nomy”), and he recounts some of the more poignant events in their history before speaking to Joshua, who will take the people into the Land and lead them in battle. The portion leads us to ask ourselves about our […]

August 4, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Matot – Masei 2022

In portions Matot and Masei, we come to the end of the book of Numbers and, in a sense, to the end of the Torah since Deuteronomy is a kind of repetition of the Torah. It is a momentous combined Torah portion containing laws regarding vows, God’s instruction to take vengeance on Midian, the acquiescence […]

July 28, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Pinchas 2022

In this week’s teaching, Tim reviews important points from former teachings before bringing new insights connecting Joshua’s commissioning, the Hebrew word “natan” (“to give”), and Yeshua.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Discussion Guide: Pinchas 2022-guide.pdf Medios Visuales:

July 21, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Balak 2022

In this week’s Torah portion, Balak, we see how God can use a spiritual man of low character to bless His people. We also review what we’ve learned from past teachings, make connections between Yeshua’s donkey and Balaam’s donkey, and consider how seeing and listening lead to doing.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, […]

July 14, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Chukat 2022

In portion Chukat, we consider the value and power of the chukkim, decrees whose reasons have not been given, and we touch on why the Israelites were given the decree of the parah adumah (the red heifer), a law of purification that might have been better off in Leviticus with all the other purification legislation. […]

July 8, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Shelach 2022

In this parsha Shelach conversation, we focus on fear, faith, the process of growing up spiritually, and making this world into God’s dwelling place.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: Shelach 2022.pdf Medios Visuales: Shelaj 2022.pdf

June 23, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Bamidbar – Nasso 2022

Once again we are treated to a Torah portion discussion between Grant and Tim Pell. Topics include the pitfalls of taking a census, the balance of uniformity and individuality as seen through the twelve tribes, and the Aaronic Blessing, including a look into the Hebrew of this important prayer.  Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download […]

June 9, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Bechukotai 2022

This week Tim Pell and Grant discuss parsha Bechukotai. Much of the discussion is centered on the word often translated as “contrary” in Lev. 26:21, the Hebrew word “keri,” which is perhaps better translated “indifference.” Other topics include the idea of “chokim,” creating a home for God, and insights regarding reward and punishment. Video:  Vimeo […]

May 26, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Emor/Behar 2022

We begin this week with a difficult question: we are told to not associate with certain types of people caught in the web of weighty sin, but what do we do if a family member is such a person? After applying a passage from the portion to this difficult question, we turn our focus to […]

May 19, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Acharei Mot 2022

After five chapters have elapsed from the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, curiously, the text snaps back to what God told Moses after that tragedy. Why insert these five chapters into the narrative? In discussing this question, we dip into the topic of “chukot,” commandments that evade our understanding. Later in the teaching we look […]

April 28, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Passover Corporate Service

Please join us for our Passover Service at NOW Church in Wadsworth, 11:00AM, April 16th. Note that this is one hour later than our normal Shabbat services. Since Passover occurs on a Shabbat this year (April 16th), we will all be meeting at the NOW building for a special Passover observance. This is one of […]

April 15, 2022 in Announcements by

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Tazria-Metzora 2022

Skin colors, hair colors, shaving and quarantine – what can we learn from the Torah’s many laws related to “tzaraat,” often translated as “leprosy?” The importance of this discussion is indicated by the placement of these portions – near the middle of Leviticus, which, itself, is the middle of the Torah. Join us as we […]

April 7, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Passover Corporate Service

Please join us for our Passover Service at NOW Church in Wadsworth, 11:00AM, April 16th. Note that this is one hour later than our normal Shabbat services. Since Passover occurs on a Shabbat this year (April 16th), we will all be meeting at the NOW building for a special Passover observance. This is one of […]

March 31, 2022 in Announcements by

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Shemini 2022

In Leviticus chapters 9 & 10, we see the fire of the Lord doing two seemingly very different actions: 1) going out to burn up the Tabernacle’s inaugural sacrifice and 2) going out to consume Nadav and Avihu, two sons of Aaron. In this year’s Shemini teaching, we consider these two expressions of God’s fire. […]

March 24, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Tzav 2022

We begin this year’s Tzav teaching with a focus on Purim and the concept of “hiddenness,” examining three Hebrew words that express this idea. We then review the daily continual (Tamid) offerings at the Temple, connecting them to Yeshua. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: Tzav 2022.pdf Medios […]

March 17, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Vayikra 2022

This teaching on parsha Vayikra aims to lay the groundwork for diving into the book of Leviticus and the sacrificial system: two touchstone verses from Romans and Revelation, a reading of the Hebrew for Leviticus 1:1-2, the placement of Leviticus in the Torah, seven fundamentals of the sacrificial system, and a focus on the sequence […]

March 10, 2022 in Media by

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Vayakhel 2022

This year’s Vayakhel teaching is all about two words and their associated Hebrew letters: fire and water, shin and mem. We think of fire and water as opposites and say, “fire and water don’t mix;” in the natural, this is true, but our God is supernatural, and He calls us to live beyond nature, as […]

February 24, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Ki Tisa 2022

What makes God “God”? Blending Christian and Hebraic perspectives, we begin answering this question in this year’s Ki Tisa teaching. Other topics include “chochmah-binah-da’at,” insights into the three gifts the wise men brought to the Messiah, attitudes of worship, and Sabbath rest. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. […]

February 17, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Terumah-Tetzaveh 2022

This week’s teaching is all about the Tabernacle. Hidden in the many details and voluminous verses of these portions is the “picture section” of the Torah – God’s own house which He designed for relationship with mankind. Join us as we explore within the three sections of the Tabernacle, finding insights into our own makeup […]

February 10, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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How to Study the Bible- Session 3

In session three of “How to Study the Bible,” we take a deep dive into marking up our Bibles. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: How to Study the Bible-3.pdf Medios Visuales: 

February 1, 2022 in Media, Special Teachings by

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Mishpatim 2022

After the exhilaration of the giving of the Torah in the previous portion, we run into a long list of specific mitzvot in parsha Mishpatim, mostly regarding relating to and living with others. Why this portion at this point? In exploring this question, we read from a commentary by R’ Avigdor Miller. Along with addressing […]

January 28, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Yitro 2022

We begin this year’s Yitro teaching by investigating the first Bible characters to say, “Baruch Hashem!” and what they have in common. Moving on, from Moses’ interaction with his father-in-law, we extract 8 traits of a godly leader. Other topics in the teaching include men and women of valor, 3 instances of the long blast […]

January 21, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Beshalach 2022

Why does the Torah wait until the drowning of the Egyptian army to announce that Israel was saved? Why not make this announcement at the moment of the Passover? We tackle this question in this year’s Beshalach teaching. Other topics include insights from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks regarding three Torah illustrations of maturing in God, […]

January 14, 2022 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Va’eira 2021

What does God mean when He says the patriarchs did not know Him by His personal name? This question is our first topic in this year’s teaching on Va’eira. Other topics include the Four Cups of the Passover seder, causes of spiritual deafness, frustration as an indicator of Pharaoh in our lives, and the “organized […]

December 31, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Wadsworth Services Delayed 1 Week

Please note that our regular first-of-the-month services at Wadsworth will be delayed one week. We will not be gathering January 1st, but we will be getting together on January 8th (NOW Church in Wadsworth, 10am).

December 29, 2021 in Announcements by

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Shemot 2021

“Shemot” means “names,” and we look at the Hebrew for several names in this week’s teaching. Before we do so, we ask the question, “Why did Israel have to go down to Egypt?” Other topics include four uses of the phrase “on the stones” and the “deep” subject of four men who meet four women […]

December 24, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Vayechi 2021

In this year’s parsha Vayechi teaching, we dig into a couple of peculiarities of the text, including a verse regarding the death of Rachel and a description of Joseph from Jacob’s blessing of his twelve sons. Particularly with this second passage, we see both the difficulties of translating from the Hebrew, and we see the […]

December 17, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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10th of Tevet Global Prayer Livestream

Join us in prayer as Messianic leaders from around the world come before the throne to declare God sovereign in the face of COVID and to repent of societal ills that weaken us. Tuesday, December 14th (10th of Tevet), 10am EST (NY time)      Beth Tikkun YouTube Channel      Direct Link

December 14, 2021 in Media by

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10th of Tevet

Join us for a brief look into the little-known fast day of the 10th of Tevet. Our exploration includes a fascinating suggestion from the Talmud regarding six blessings for fast days. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: 10th of Tevet.pdf Medios Visuales: 

December 12, 2021 in Media, The Moedim by

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How to Study the Bible- Session 2

In session 2 of “How to Study the Bible,” we explore the wonderful key of the “menorah pattern.” Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: How to Study the Bible-2.pdf Medios Visuales: 

December 12, 2021 in Media, Special Teachings by

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How to Study the Bible- Session 1

Join us for the first in a series about how to study the Bible. In session 1, we focus on the four PaRDeS levels of exploring the text. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: How to Study the Bible-1.pdf Medios Visuales: 

December 12, 2021 in Media, Special Teachings by

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Vayigash 2021

One of the most dramatic Torah portions, parsha Vayigash witnesses Joseph reveal himself to his brothers. In this week’s teaching, we puzzle through Joseph’s strange treatment of his brothers leading up to this revelation, we look at secrets connecting the Tetragrammaton to the names “Judah” and “David,” we hear several fascinating quotes from rabbis regarding […]

December 10, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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10th of Tevet Global Prayer Livestream

Join us in prayer as Messianic leaders from around the world come before the throne to declare God sovereign in the face of COVID and to repent of societal ills that weaken us. Tuesday, December 14th (10th of Tevet), 10am EST (NY time)      Beth Tikkun YouTube Channel      Direct Link

December 8, 2021 in Media by

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Vayeishev 2021

The number of parallels between the life of Joseph and the life of Yeshua the Messiah is remarkable! In this teaching, we look at a few of these important connections, beginning with Joseph’s two dreams about his future rise to authority. As we continue, we look at the birth of the second set of twins […]

November 26, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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